Too often, Tweed adopts policies without understanding how they will play out in schools and then ignores its responsibility for turning policy into reality. Past promises for training and support have not arrived at many schools.I agree. Teachers need the supports that would allow them to get help for a student AND protect the learning in the classroom. Suspension should only be for violence issues.
On that note, great idea in Baltimore - instead of "going to the office," kids get sent to the Mindful Moment Room.
For example, when a student is referred to the Mindful Moment Room, he goes through breathing and centering exercises with a staff member, discusses his feelings and emotions surrounding the incident, and works with the staff to figure out what mindfulness technique he could use next time a similar situation arises.A school district in Wisconsin is working with police on an ordinance that would fine parents who do not take steps for change if their child has been caught bullying other children.
Now that this ordinance has been approved, police in Shawano are going to work with Shawano School District officials to talk with parents of children who are bullying other children. Those parents will then have 90 days after they're informed by police of their child's behavior to intervene, and put a stop to it.Alphabet Soup children's bookstore is having a 20% off book sale (used and new books) tonight from 5-9 pm. They are at 1406 N 45th St. Sounds like a good deal for late summer reading.
The very active 36th Dems passed a resolution on Wednesday night (authored by
Seahawks player Michael Bennett is setting up a book club for other players.
Bennett has often said that athletes -- and specifically football players -- need to speak up more about social issues. Kelly encourages that too, but reminds them that whatever they say will be examined closely. He sees the book club as a way for Seahawks players to think in non-football terms and educate themselves.What's on your mind?